JAX London 2014: A retrospective
Daily Roundup

jQuery Rewrites Ajax Module for 1.5 Release and CloudBees Goes GA

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, voting is now open for Eclipse Community Awards and GlassFish 3.1 RC 1 is released.

Apache Camel Updates Blueprint

The Apache Camel team have released version 2.6.0 of their open source integration framework. In this release, the camel-blueprint component has been enhanced with new features, and Data Format now supports Service and CamelContextAware callbacks in an effort to simplify performing custom initialisation logic. Approximately 297 issues have been resolved in this release. More information is available at the New and Noteworthy.

Early Access to JBoss Developer Studio 4 CR1

JBoss Developer Studio 4 CR1 is now available on the Early Access site. This release candidate features a new directory layout, where everything related to JBoss Developer Studio is now in the studio folder. The latest stable fixes and features from JBoss Tools 3.2 are also included. Users are required to sign up for the early access program, in order to access JBoss Developer Studio 4 CR1.

Apache PhotArk Releases M3

The Apache PhotArk team have released Apache PhotArk M3-incubating. This project is targeting providing a complete open source photo gallery application, including upload functionality, an access control layer, a display piece and a content repository for the images. Currently, the project allows users to define and manage a set of albums hosted local into the content repository, provides a default web UI and supports deploying a photo gallery into Google AppEngine. It can be downloaded from the Apache PhotArk website.

Eclipse Saros Plugin Gets New Distributed Whiteboard

Version 1.1.28 of the Eclipse collaborative text editing ‘Saros’ plugin has arrived with a new distributed whiteboard. Currently, the whiteboard gives users access to copy/paste, zoom and undo functionality, and multiple users within a Saros session can collaborate remotely on the drawing.

jQuery Rewrites Ajax Module for 1.5 Release

jQuery 1.5 is out now! For this release, the Ajax module has been completely rewritten, with a focus on making the Ajax system more extensible and changing a call to jQuery.ajax so that it returns a jXHR object that provides consistency to the XMLHttpRequest object across platforms. There is also a new Deferred Objects API that allows users to work with return values which may not be immediately present, and allows users to attach multiple event handlers. jQuery 1.5 exposes a new way to create, modify and clone jQuery, and the internal build system has also undergone a revamp. Please see the announcement for full information.

Apache Whirr 0.3.0 Adds HBase

Apache Whirr 0.3.0-incubating has been released from the Apache Incubator. Whirr is a set of libraries for running cloud services, for example Apache Hadoop and Cassandra, and provides a “cloud-neutral” way to run such services. This release adds HBase service and composable services, and sets AWS credentials in the local site file for Hadoop S3 access. There is also a list of bug fixes. Please see the Release Notes for more information.

Eclipse Community Awards – Voting Now Open

Nominations for the Eclipse Community Awards are now open! The community can now vote for their Top Committer, Top Contributer, Top Newcomer Evangelist, Most Open Project, and Most Innovative New Feature or Eclipse Project. Voting closes on February 25, 2011 at 5:00pm EST, and the winner will be announced on March 21st, 2011 at EclipseCon.

Asynchronous Http Client 1.5.0 with 100-Continue Support

Version 1.5.0 of the Asynchronous Http Client (AHC) library is out now. This release comes with a new SimpleAsyncHttpClient Fluid API, which is an implementation on top of the AsyncHttpClient and its builders class like AsyncHttpClientConfigBuilder and RealmBuilder. 100-Continue support has also been added, alongside resumable download support with both AsyncHttpClient and SimpleAsyncHttpClient.

CloudBees Goes GA!

CloudBees have announced the GA of their integrated cloud platform. This release is based on Tomcat, although according to the announcement it is also possible to run languages and frameworks such as JRuby, Play, Scala, LiftWeb and PHP. Moving forward, new features and services are expected every 2-3 weeks.

Sneak Peek at GlassFish 3.1

The first release candidate of GlassFish 3.1 has been released. This release integrates Jersey 1.5, Mojarra 2.1.0 Release Candidate 2, EclipseLink 2.2.0 RC3, and Weld 1.1.0 final. The upcoming GlassFish 3.1 is slated to address “the vast majority of Weld or CDI-related issues,” including portability issues with CDI extensions.

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